This melon comes from a Trappist monastery near Oka Quebec. It was bred by crossing Banana and Montreal melons in 1910 and was grown by the monks for decades. Almost lost but rediscovered growing near Montreal in the 1960's. We are pleased to share this Canadian gem and thanks to our garden friend Shirley for helping us grow them.
Oka Melon is very hardy ready in about 80 days. The skins are light green with concentric ridges running top to bottom. Juicy rich tasting orange flesh which can also be dried and then it tastes like mangos!
Sow 1/4 inch deep in small pots in a warm location by mid spring. Transplant to a sunny spot once the soil is warm. We like planting them into a hollowed out saucer in the soil to make it easier to direct lots of moisture to their roots. Provide lots of compost. Packet size is 10 seeds.
Canada Orders: When an order is placed it is processed within two weeks maximum. Packages are sent with Canada Post standard mail.
U.S.A orders: For our customers in the United States, our products are available online at Wildwood Outdoor Living Centre.
Shipping and Handling Rates within Canada
1 to 5 packages
6 to 20
21 to 36
37 to 50
Contact us directly for wholesale inquiries: email@example.com
About our Seed Packets
We use simple thick Kraft paper envelopes and sealed plastic bags to protect seeds from light and moisture. They are shipped in bubble wrap envelopes for extra protection. Store them in a cool dry place in this packaging for an extended shelf life.
Approximate Seed Count per Package:
- Tomatoes- 15-20 seeds
- Endangered Tomatoes- 10-15 seeds or noted
- Peppers- 15 seeds
- Endangered Peppers- 10 seeds
- Herbs- 25-30 seeds unless otherwise noted
- Flowers- 25-30 seeds
- Melons- 15 seeds unless otherwise noted
- Cabbage- 20 seeds
- Broccoli- 40 - 50 seeds
- Perennial Broccoli - 20 seeds
- Celery- 40 seeds
- Chard- 35 seeds
- Shallots- 35-40 seeds
- Onions- 25 seeds
- Earth Chestnut- 25 seeds
- Beans- 20 seeds or noted
- Greens- 30-40 seeds or noted
- Parsley- 50 seeds
- Walking Onions- 5 bulbils
You can find Eagleridge Seeds in these fine stores:
Sweet Meadows Market
2957 Church Way
Milk Bay, BC
Oak Bay Home Hardware
1911 Oak Bay Ave.
374 Lower Ganges Rd.
Salt Spring Island, BC
Wildwood Outdoor Living
4660 Elk Lake Dr.
Wildwood Express now sells our seeds online! We are so pleased to announce that they can ship our seeds to the U.S.A. See our Wildwood Collection live on their site.